Matthew 22 final–Ask a Lawyer

If God Had intended the navigation of Life to be extremely difficult, he obviously would have left its administration to men. The Jews proved the point extremely well. They took the original 10 commandments and expanded and clarified them into 673 separate laws, regulations and edicts.  It had to totally frustrate God—So, in the midst of that, the Lawyer asked Jesus the hardest question of all—which Law is the best…after all this is a carpenter, an itinerate preacher he is no match for a Lawyer…right?  Well Jesus made quick work of the question and set the stage for the new covenant—Love God and Love others if you do, the rest automatically falls in place.

If we realize his Lordship and follow him—Loving God allows us to live a life that is  honoring to God.  We simply honor him with our time, talents and treatment of those around us.  We are not reviewing the rules and regs, we are living in a selfless way that demonstrates his love and power.  That is why his life was simple.  He did not have to remember a scad of laws and neither do we.  If we seek first his Kingdom and righteousness then the rest is added (Matt 6:33). It does not take a lawyer to figure that out—trust me, I know.

God Bless You

34  Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

“The son of David,” they replied.

43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,

44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.”’[e]

45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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